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The Language Barrier

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

A recent, very-large study has shown that many heart procedures such as stent insertion, angioplasty and heart bypass surgery are unnecessary and can actually cause harm.

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Issue 113

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

CSANews Issue 113 – Winter 2019 Edition – CSA TAKES ONTARIO TO COURT! – Fighting to repeal the elimination of out-of-country medical payments

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Bird Talk

Posted date : Oct 18, 2019

The Snowbird lifestyle is unique. Have questions? We might have the answers.

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Spring Bird Talk Issues

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

There are two issues raised in the Bird Talk of the spring issue on page 8, where I am questioning your response: (1) There is no withholding tax on a U.S. sale of less than $250,000. (2) In Canada, we are required to report any real estate transaction of more than $100,000 at purchase.

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CSANews | Bird Talk

Posted date : Jun 27, 2019

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A Medical Question for Bird Talk

Posted date : May 14, 2019

On page 9 of the summer 2017 CSANews, in the Bird Talk section, the editor talked about travel insurance and “the regular care and monitoring of a chronic condition.” Having “an incredible battery of tests at a bus in a pharmacy parking lot for $149” sounds great, until a situation requiring out-of-province medical attention arises […]

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Warning About Banking in the U.S.

Posted date : May 14, 2019

Be very careful when choosing which bank you deal with in the U.S.!!! From our experience, you will see what I am referring to. On Jan. 3, 2018, we deposited a Canadian draft in U.S. currency into the U.S. bank. We have been snowbirds for 10 years and this is the only bank we have […]

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Living longer

Posted date : May 13, 2019

Your article on page 9 re: Bird Talk seems to imply that men live longer than women when married. If that is your implication, I would like to know where you got your info from. My wife and I live in a seniors’ area and in one building, there are 24 single people; all but […]

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Six months vs seven months outside the province

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I recently heard that the six-month rule was changed to seven months. Is this true? I also heard that nine months is in the works. Is this true? Also, for how long can I winter in the U.S. and not lose my Canadian pension? Winston Sharkey Cambridge, ON Response: Ed: Just to […]

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Passport Expiry Dates

Posted date : Dec 15, 2017

I am a new member, and just now getting up to speed on all things snowbird. Question: What are the requirements in the U.S. for how long after the scheduled return to Canada does the passport have to be valid upon exit from the U.S.? P.S: have just finished reviewing “all” of the Bird Talk […]

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